|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1915|
The son of John & Margaret Hessler and husband of Mary J. Hessler. In 1860, he was a baker living in York Borough and stood 5' 7" tall with dark hair and brown eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Philadelphia July 9, 1863, and mustered into federal service there July 13 as a private with Co. B, 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry (181st Pa). He reenlisted with the three-year organization of the 20th Pennsyvania Cavalry but on February 29, 1864, transferred to Co. B, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry (108th Pa). He was honorably discharged with his company on August 13, 1865.
In 1892, he applied for his pension from Virginia but claimed residency in Philadelphia by January 1, 1905, when he entered the Soldiers' Home at Johnson City, Tennessee. Transferred to the home in Hampton, Virginia, on February 7, 1910, but was dropped from the rolls March 8, 1917, indicating that he left and failed to return.
Holy Cross Cemetery
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Feb 29, 2012
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